ASTM WK71808

    New Test Method for Measuring Transmitted Impact Force Through Materials Used in Protective Clothing

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F23.20 | Committee F23 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This test method covers the measurement of the transmitted impact force of a material when exposed to a falling object under specified loads. Data obtained from this test method can be used to compare the impact resistance of various materials.


    impact; impact resistance; personal protective clothing; rubber; thermoplastic rubber


    In several fields, such as Oil & Gas and Construction, impact resistant gloves and protective clothing have been requested and are being currently used. A standard test method that is accurate and reproducible would assist in helping users and safety managers make an informed impact protection choice.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Andrew Funk

    Draft Under Development